After watching the Minimalism Documentary back in June, we followed up by completing The Minimalists 31 Day Challenge. The concept is simple, the challenge is hard. On the 1st day of the month you throw out or donate 1 item. On the 2nd day you throw out or donate 2 items and so on all the way to 31. By the end of the month, it adds up to 496 items. After we completed the challenge, we took all of our donated items and at the suggestion of Abby & Aiden, we held a Garage Sale for all of the items and donated all of the money we made to Sick Kids Foundation. We made a little video celebrating the completion of our challenge.
Melissa completed another challenge in November bringing the total items removed from the house to little over a thousand.